Read: Romans 9:25-10:13
Think: Throughout the book of Romans, Paul consistently uses the Old Testament to teach about Christ. This is a perfect example of the concept of how the Old Testament conceals Jesus and the New Testament reveals Jesus. In today’s reading, Paul refers to passages in Deuteronomy and Isaiah, saying, “And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.’” Paul is explaining to the Romans that faith in Jesus Christ—at its core—should be a message that is always on your lips and in your heart.
Act: I regularly use the phrase, “I’m on fire!” Students love that I use that phrase and they often repeat it back to me. I’m just simply expressing that the living, loving God is on my lips and in my heart—that He “fires” me up with passion for His Word, love for this young generation, and a deep desire to see my church and community grow more in love with Him. My encouragement to you today is to unashamedly allow others to see, feel and hear your love for God! Why? Our culture is determined to destroy faith. Therefore, I implore you to be bold, not shy or reserved, about your faith in Jesus Christ. Let others hear and feel, today, that Jesus is on your lips and in your heart.
Pray: Dear Lord, give me an opportunity today to share you with someone who is lost, someone who is lonely, someone who is searching for You. Let Your name be on my lips and let Your love be in my heart, so much so that I can’t help but share the Good News message with others. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Be full of faith today!